Catering For A Diabetic

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  1. following-Him

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    Friends of ours are coming to lunch this weekend and one of them is a type 1 diabetic. What can I make for them? Any ideas would be most welcome.

    Many thanks

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    I'm not positive but I'd go with a lean protein, a whole grain starch, and lots of vegetables. A dessert of something light and a choice of sugar free should do it.

    I'd probably do a roasted chicken, wild and brown rice, broccoli, a salad, whole wheat rolls and then for dessert, angel food cake with fresh fruit and sugar free vanilla ice cream.

    Not sure if that is good or not but it's my only thought! LOL
     
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    Sheila..Check out the Canadian Diabetes Association on the net.It has a full diet for diabetics.

    Cheers,

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    Many thanks annsni and Jim :)
     
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    Hubby and I both eat diabetic meals. I cook the same recipes I've always cooked except I substitute certain things. So far, it hasn't hurt any of my recipes.

    Splenda for sugar
    Whole wheat flour for white flour
    Grilled meat/fish instead of frying
    Everything in our house is either fat-free, sugar-free, low-salt, zero trans fat, no cholesterol.

    How about:
    Grilled or Baked, boneless, skinless, garlic chicken breasts laid on a bed of brown rice and covered with brown gravy.

    Broccoli Casserole (or Cauliflower) or both mixed together with Mushroom soup.

    Sugar-free pie or sugar-free angel food cake topped with fresh fruits and Lite Cool Whip.

    I guarantee they will be full when they leave your table!
     
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    I'm not sure about other vegetables, but corn is high in sugar. I never knew that until I was diagnosed with Type 2 a few months ago and ahd to watch my sugar intake. Many things have sugar in that we're not even aware of, and it's a struggle for those with diabetes to know what is safe to eat. Your best bet is to ask the person with the diabetes what he/she can eat.
     
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    Aren't carrots high in sugar too? I remember being on the South Beach diet and you couldn't have corn or carrots (and peas, I think).
     
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    I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes last week and have had to drastically alter my diet.

    Annsi, your menu looked perfect. Can I come over for lunch!
     
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    Absolutely!! I cook up a roast chicken twice a month. Everyone loves it, it's easy to cook and it makes for nice leftovers. :)

    We'll be eating around 4. ;)

    Sorry about the diagnosis. That stinks.
     
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    annsi,

    Thanks. Actually, my gracious wife has been digging into the diabetic cookbooks and altering her cooking to meet my needs. Yesterday, for lunch, we had chicken nuggets which she cut from chicken breasts, rolled in spices and whole wheat bread crumbs and baked. Mmmm!
     
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    Swaimj...Diabetes is not the end of the world,,a few changes, but not the end. I have had diabetes for ages and that is what caused my strokes. The diabetes went out of control and the doctors could do nothing at the time. To-day they know better.

    A balaced diet is a must. I am limited to 1200 calories a day and must maintain my weight within 5 pounds. Exercise is essential. Sugars must be limited and only used when one can exercise (walk it off) afterwards.

    The worst thing you can do is worry about it. Do take is seriously though. I always recommend a visit to a dietician at a hospital. They usually can assess your situation and needs and write up a good diet.

    Cheers, mate, and all the best,

    Jim
     
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    Thanks Jim,

    I went to the Dr for a cold about two months ago. She found out how long it had been since I'd visited a Dr and had a checkup and told me to have blood drawn and get tested. Sure enough, the sugar was high. That was a week ago.

    Yesterday I got my eyes examed. I have no eye problems at this point. I also had blood drawn again to see how my sugar has changed in the week I have been on medication. Have cut out sugar (soft drinks and juice) and have modified my diet. I have a 10 month old son and a 32 month old son, so if I want to see my grandbabies, gotta make those changes.

    I'm thankful the Dr caught it before it went too far.
     
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    If this is any consolation, my diabetes was discovered in my 40's and I am now 82! A long life is possible. Management is the key. A decent diet...nothing says you can't have the odd choc or even ice cream.....the cone is more dangerous than the ice cream itself.

    The Diabetes Association has changed so much in the last 5 years as to what people can eat, but also lays down what people must do to burn it off. Diabetics retain the affects of sugar longer than the average person, hence the need for physical activity after eating as opposed to laying down on the sofa. Walk around office whilst reading letters, newspapers and even some books is better than sitting at a desk. Little things like that help.

    Cheers,

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    Jim, you'll outlive us all!!!
     
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    In OZ, the recommendations for Diabetic meals is good food, real food, stuff we all should eat

    Vegetables
    whole grain cereals/bread/pasta
    lean meat
    fish
    fruit...but not too much
     
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    Those are my three favorite veges, and I refuse to go without them since I can't stand the taste of most other veges. Everything that's good for you is nasty tasting, and everything that's bad for you tastes great. Fat, salt, and sugar are what make food taste great. Take those out (as I have to do), and you lose your pleasure of eating and just do it out of necessity.
     
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    Sometimes is not what we eat as it is how much we eat. Carrots are included in my diabetic diet. Lots of vegetables, salads, but only 7 fries.

    If I decide to have ice-cream, then a huge amount of good food must come off my 1200 calorie diet.........but, if I know how to work off that ice-cream my diet remains virtually untouched......It is called balance. The diabetes experts have really change what we can and cannot eat.

    Testing 5 times a day also helps to determine what we can eat.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     

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